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187: Beautiful Melodies, Terrible Things
Oct 20 • 59 min
Join the community: patreon.com/modernvinyl In the newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, we review the new album from Phoebe Bridgers, titled “Stranger In The Alps.” We’re joined by Andrew Bloom (Consequence of Sound, The Andrew Blog), while talking…
186: The Ceremonial Horn
Oct 6 • 73 min
Join the community: patreon.com/modernvinyl On the latest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, the hosts are joined by Jack Appleby (Petrol Ad, Alternative Press) for a discussion on The World Is A Beautiful Place’s new album (12:46) and an update of our…
185: 2nd Chance Spin — Say Hello To Sunshine
Sep 21 • 86 min
Join the community: patreon.com/modernvinyl For the newest entry in our 2nd Chance Spin series, we’re talking the 2005 album from Finch, “Say Hello To Sunshine.” Mo Shafeek (Mondo) joins us to discuss the record’s history, the lack of singles, and the…
184: Killer Clowns & Other Beasts
Sep 14 • 69 min
Join the community: patreon.com/modernvinyl The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about The National’s new full length album, Sleep Well Beast. Alan Miller (The Vinyl Crawl) joins for the discussion, in which we also talk Stephen King’s…
183: Approximately 2 Hours of Intensive, Physical Podcasting
Aug 31 • 104 min
Join the community: patreon.com/modernvinyl Brand New. What ever shall we do without the impending, often times comedic threat of a coming Brand New record? Only time will tell if the podcast falls apart completely. But first, before we trek into the…
182: The blink-182 Bonanza
Aug 24 • 65 min
In honor of hitting episode 182 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, the crew talks blink-182 and more specifically attack this question: Since untitled is clearly their peak, what’s the band’s second best album? In this conversation we also talk the band’s more…
181.5: All-Listener (Favorite Albums & More)
Aug 11 • 80 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Patreon Find us on Cymbal For the newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, the gang welcomes listeners to the show! More specifically, they welcome their podcast patrons, those who have subscribed through…
181: Japanese Breakfast — Soft Sounds (Roundtable)
Jul 20 • 70 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show Find us on Cymbal On today’s episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, the gang talks the new album from Japanese Breakfast, “Soft Sounds From Another Planet” (14:42). They touch on the LP’s unique beginnings, talk an…
180: Sounds of the Arcade
Jul 14 • 67 min
On today’s episode, we co-opt the long-running Modern Vinyl feature “Please Press” for some video game soundtrack talk (10:31). Mike talks a legendary RPG, James is a Nintendo kid, while Chris brings up a strange soundtrack to an iconic platformer. Side B…
3 Up/3 Down — Beck, Quintessential American
Jul 10 • 26 min
The newest edition of 3 Up/3 Down has us talking “Baby Driver” and Soundcloud, along with our show’s baffling lack of sensual fan art.
179: The Nacho King
Jul 6 • 71 min
On today’s episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, Chris and Mike force James to give Arcade Fire a chance (15:38). Creating a playlist that spans the band’s discography (and more), Chris talks themes across the band’s career, Mike talks his love of “Neon…
178: Trevor Sensor
Jun 30 • 65 min
Our newest episode features a conversation with Trevor Sensor, who recently released the full length album, “Andy Warhol’s Dream,” through Jagjaguwar. We discuss that record, along with his love of reading and David Lynch, plus how he’s handled press in…
177: Zachary Tipton (Vinylize)
Jun 23 • 53 min
Today’s episode features our discussion with Zachary Tipton, founder of Vinylize. The vinyl eyewear company (https://vinylize.com/) has quite the interesting history, while new developments related to RSD, their physical display room, and clear vinyl…
176: Planetarium (Roundtable)
Jun 16 • 64 min
On episode 176 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, we talk “Planetarium.” The new album features Sufjan Stevens and friends (very talented friends, like from The National and such), while we discuss the album’s history, its use of ancient gods and astrology,…
175: Bleachers — Gone Now (Roundtable)
Jun 8 • 72 min
On episode 175, we talk Bleachers’ new full length album, “Gone Now” (11:36). Bouncing between the lyrics, varying producers, and our individual histories with Jack Antonoff, we attempt to break down some conflicted feelings. Side B (56:00) uses…
174: MV Beach House 3D
Jun 2 • 72 min
Episode 174 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is part 2 of our summer music preview (18:30). We discuss albums from Lorde, Japanese Breakfast, Haim (Hame), Rozwell Kid, See Through Dresses, and Us and Us Only. On Side B, we present another entry of Label Trades…
173: Viryl Technologies/Hand Drawn Pressing
May 29 • 60 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show Find us on Cymbal In episode 173 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, we invite Dustin Blocker (Hand Drawn Pressing) and James Hashmi (Viryl Technologies) to the program. I was introduced to both companies through a SXSW…
172: MV Beach House — Music Never Sleeps
May 18 • 84 min
In episode 172 we welcome you back to the MV Beach House for our summer music preview. First, we do a mini-roundtable on Paramore’s new record, “After Laughter” (11:34), while then jumping into (Sandy) Alex G, Bleachers, Amber Coffman, Pet Symmetry,…
171: Revisiting The Smiths (Louder Than Bombs)
May 14 • 64 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast continues our Revisiting The Smiths series (26:25), as we discuss the later compilation record, “Louder Than Bombs.” We kick off with some Quickfire, discussing tracks by Haim and Bleachers.
170: Clare Norelli (33 1/3 Series)
May 11 • 53 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our discussion with Clare Norelli (7:10), author of the newest 33 1/3 book, focused on the “Twin Peaks” soundtrack. You can purchase it here: http://amzn.to/2pEuzwV. We discuss the composer, Angelo…
169: New Found Glory — Makes Me Sick (Roundtable)
May 4 • 84 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our roundtable discussion on the recent New Found Glory record, “Makes Me Sick.” Special guest Mo Shafeek (Mondo, Death Waltz) helps us break down the record (15:08), while we then talk Frank Ocean,…
168: Lynette Gillis (Plumtree, Overnight)
Apr 27 • 54 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our chat with Lynette Gillis, previously of Plumtree and now of Overnight. Label Obscura recently reissued all three of Plumtree’s full length albums onto vinyl, their first appearances on the…
167: RSD Award Show 2017
Apr 20 • 73 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our annual Record Store Day Award Show. We name our top 3 RSD releases of all time, while also dissecting 2017 with awards like “Most Likely To End Up In The Dollar Bin,” the immortal “Don Giovanni…
166: Chris Brown Returns (Record Store Day 2017)
Apr 19 • 62 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features the return of Chris Brown (Bull Moose, starts at 4:52) as we talk Record Store Day 2017 and the 10-year anniversary of the celebration. He brought along some important releases through the years,…
165: Diet Cig — Swear I’m Good At This (Roundtable)
Apr 13 • 56 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has the hosts discussing the new album from Diet Cig, “Swear I’m Good At This” (16:30), and delivering their current, 2017 Music Power Rankings (49:02).
164: Jay Som
Apr 10 • 50 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has Chris talking with Melina Duterte, aka Jay Som. We discuss the new record, “Everybody Works,” keeping things vague in modern day publicity, and of course, “Terminator 2: Judgement Day.”
163: Top 5 (Vagrant Records)
Apr 6 • 70 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us listing off our Top 5 favorite Vagrant Records releases. From Get Up Kids to Dashboard and beyond, we discuss the impact the label’s had on our music-loving history. We finish out with some…
162: Straight To Lathe
Mar 31 • 5 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show Try Audible For Free The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is 6 minutes long, was recorded straight onto lathe — in conjunction with Audio Geography and Urban Outfitters — and is kinda crazy. We play the…
161: Vinyl — The Next 10 Years (Live from SXSW)
Mar 30 • 57 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show Try Audible For Free The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us live from SXSW! We, along with special guest Mo Shafeek (Mondo), talk the next 10 years of vinyl, tackling subjects like the listening…
3 Up/3 Down — The Pool SXSW Built
Mar 27 • 32 min
On the newest edition of 3 Up/3 Down, we talk Kendrick Lamar’s new track, the Record Store Day list unveiling, a glut of Stranger Things vinyl options and blink-182.
160: Risqué Anime
Mar 9 • 65 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us catching up on some interesting singles, in an extended Quickfire. Lorde, New Found Glory, Lana Del Rey and much more. On Side B, we give some recommendations and talk a little about SXSW (and what…
159: Vagabon — Infinite Worlds
Mar 3 • 64 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show Try Audible For Free The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is our roundtable discussion on Vagabon’s new album, Infinite Worlds. We also introduce a couple new games, including “Emo Album or Teen Drama”…
158: Jon Gibson (iam8bit)
Feb 24 • 53 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show Try Audible For Free The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our chat with Jon Gibson, co-owner of iam8bit. Releasing soundtracks from video games, movies and now, TV shows, you’ll know them from…
157: Lunaris Records
Feb 17 • 51 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show Try Audible For Free The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our chat with Chad, label head over at Lunaris Records. They recently released the score to Troll 2 on vinyl for the first time. Coming…
156: 2nd Chance Spin — Folie à Deux
Feb 10 • 74 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show Audible Affiliate The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us giving a “2nd Chance Spin” to the Fall Out Boy full length, “Folie à Deux.” On Side B, we discuss who would make for good Super Bowl…
155: Migos Translation
Feb 2 • 72 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show Audible Affiliate The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our roundtable discussion of Migos’ new full length album, “Culture.” We finish up with some Quickfire and Recommendations. Next week,…
154: 2017 Music Resolutions
Jan 26 • 77 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our roundtable discussion of the new record from Sinai Vessel, Brokenlegged. On Side B, we discuss our 2017 Music Resolutions. If you want to participate,…
153: Live at Pinwheel Records
Jan 23 • 76 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is our live episode from Pinwheel Records in Chicago. Here, we count down our top 10 music movies of all time (narratives, not musicals or documentaries). A big thanks to Pinwheel…
152: Mohammed Taher (Brave Wave)
Jan 5 • 76 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Register for the Live Podcast in Chicago The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is our conversation with Mohammed Taher, founder and label head over at Brave Wave. They recently reissued the soundtrack to Street Fighter…
151: 2017 Predictions
Dec 29, 2016 • 70 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Register for the Live Podcast in Chicago The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is part 2 of our end-of-year coverage. Here, we attempt to predict music’s 2017, ranging from new releases to artists we believe will break…
150: HS Bullies Love Chick-fil-A
Dec 15, 2016 • 89 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Register for the Live Podcast in Chicago The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is part 1 in the end-of-year coverage. Here, we hit our favorite musical moments of 2016, along with a reading and quick discussion on our…
149: Dracula’s Lament
Dec 9, 2016 • 62 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about Childish Gambino’s new record, “Awaken, My Love!”. We talk the funk comparisons (or funk rip off), fatherhood and its effect on structure, and some of our favorite…
148: Ellie Kemper!
Dec 1, 2016 • 90 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Buy An MV Podcast Mug Register for the Live Podcast in Chicago The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast talks therapy, discusses how we’re compiling year-end lists, and answers what we believe was overrated/underrated for…
3 Up/3 Down — Nosegrind Over The Pipe
Nov 27, 2016 • 19 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest edition of 3 Up/3 Down talks Drake’s poor taste in commercials, Pup’s great 2016 and a Brand New retrospective. Also, somehow James likes Tony Hawk’s Underground more than Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2.…
147: Black Friday Award Show 2016
Nov 23, 2016 • 63 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our fifth installment (not our fifth annual) RSD Award Show. This time, we’re honoring the 2016 Black Friday releases in all their glory. This is always one…
146: Brandon Bogajewicz (Vinyl Moon)
Nov 21, 2016 • 42 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our interview with Brandon Bogajewicz, the head of Vinyl Moon. The monthly subscription service pairs up 10-song mixtapes with interesting, intricate…
145: Michael…..Michael
Nov 17, 2016 • 72 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our roundtable discussion of You Blew It’s new record, “Abendrot.” We pair it with a new feature, Best Stretch, in which we discuss the best 3-4 song…
144: Revisiting The Smiths (The Queen Is Dead)
Nov 4, 2016 • 65 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is another entry in our Revisiting The Smiths series. This time, we’re talking “The Queen Is Dead,” along with its title track, the great “Cemetery Gates,” and the…
143: American Football — LP2 (Roundtable)
Oct 28, 2016 • 73 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast focuses in on American Football’s long-awaited return, titled by the label as LP2. We talk if the Owen comparisons are warranted, if we actually connected with that…
142: Kevin Devine
Oct 20, 2016 • 71 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is our interview with Kevin Devine. His new album, “Instigator,” is now available through Procrastinate! Music Traitors. For vinyl fans, there’s a special die-cut…
The MV Podcast: Yellowbirddd #2
Oct 16, 2016 • 28 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features a return guest, Liam McCormack. McCormack, along with his musical moniker, Yellowbirddd, has an IndieGoGo campaign currently running in order to fund his…
141: Horror Movie Marathon
Oct 14, 2016 • 61 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about Green Day. Side A contains a roundtable discussion of their new album, Revolutionary Radio, and Side B is Pick Your Poison, Green Day edition. We kick…
140: Chugging Moon Water
Oct 7, 2016 • 59 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show Our newest episode features a roundtable discussion of the new album from Bon Iver, titled 22, A Million. We talk its accessibility (or lack thereof), the instrumental and lyrical themes at play, along with the…
139: Survive — RR7349 (Roundtable)
Sep 30, 2016 • 60 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show Our newest episode is a roundtable discussion of S U R V I V E’s new record, “RR7349,” a title which guest host Nick Spacek informed us is the Relapse Records catalog number (should I have gotten that connection…
138: Mixtape #4
Sep 23, 2016 • 42 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show Our newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is the fourth in our mixtape series. The newest collection of 10 tracks includes Jeff Rosenstock, Cliff Martinez, Owen and more from Tiny Engines, Polyvinyl Record…
137: Taking Back Sunday — Tidal Wave (Roundtable)
Sep 23, 2016 • 66 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show Our newest episode is a roundtable discussion of Taking Back Sunday’s new album, “Tidal Wave.” Chris is joined by Mo Shafeek (Mondo) and Meghin Moore (Modern Vinyl), discussing the ramifications of the album’s…
136: MV Goes To The Movies — Frank
Sep 16, 2016 • 62 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The MV Podcast is another entry in our MV Goes To The Movies series. This time, we’re talking the 2014 film, Frank, including the musical inspirations at play, Jon’s nuanced villain and…
135: Mo Shafeek (10-Year Reunion)
Sep 9, 2016 • 66 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show Our 10-Year Reunion series continues with guest Mo Shafeek and featured record, The Matches’ “Decomposer.” The sophomore full length from the eccentric rock group features 9 producers, something we touch on quite…
134: Frank Ocean — Blonde (Roundtable)
Sep 2, 2016 • 58 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us diving deep into Frank Ocean’s full length album, “Blonde.” We talk Frank’s current place in music and if he’s in the “pantheon,” along with the various…
3 Up/3 Down — The Foo Fighters Zone
Aug 30, 2016 • 28 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest edition of 3 Up/3 Down talks the VMAs, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jimmy Eat World and much more. Coming up, we’ll have our roundtable discussion on Frank Ocean’s brand new full length album, Blonde. Where To…
133: Top 5 (Hopeless Records)
Aug 25, 2016 • 76 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about Hopeless Records. Detailing our top 5 favorite releases from their catalog allows us to look at their history, analyze the notion of pop-punk and…
132: Wearing 4 Joyce Manor Shirts At Once (While High)
Aug 19, 2016 • 79 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about catching up. After some personal business (marriage, spirit renewals, new jobs), we put a slew of songs through the Quickfire grinder. We talk Green…
131: Tom Mullen (10-Year Reunion)
Aug 1, 2016 • 59 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features guest Tom Mullen (Washed Up Emo). Tom participates in our 10-Year Reunion feature, bringing along Maritime’s We, The Vehicles for discussion. We talk the…
130: Donald Glover’s ‘Marry You’
Jul 26, 2016 • 77 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about wedding music. One of the hosts is getting married this weekend, so we talked modern wedding tracks, the true classics (and not just annoying wedding songs) and the notion of the “hipster…
129: Chuck Daley (10-Year Reunion)
Jul 22, 2016 • 57 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The Modern Vinyl Podcast is back with another installment of its 10-Year Reunion feature. This time, we welcome Chuck Daley to the program, co-founder of Tiny Engines and Beartrap PR. We talk the sophomore album…
128: Andy Hull/Robert McDowell (Swiss Army Man)
Jul 15, 2016 • 61 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our conversation with Andy Hull and Robert McDowell, members of Manchester Orchestra. More recently, though, and our focus, is their work as part of the…
3 Up/3 Down — Good & Evil
Jul 13, 2016 • 49 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest 3 Up/3 Down hits on a great vinyl record read, Angel Olsen (and her potential big year), the return of Bon Iver, declining album sales and a guy leaking an old Sufjan record. And in the end, we have an…
127: Jessi Frick (Father/Daughter Records)
Jul 8, 2016 • 64 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features an hour-long chat with Jessi Frick, head of Father/Daughter Records. We talk her beginnings at Fiddler Records, how she started Father/Daughter, and much…
126: 2nd Chance Spin — Lights and Sounds
Jul 1, 2016 • 79 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features the return of 2nd Chance Spin. We discuss Yellowcard’s 2006 full length album, Lights and Sounds, while deciding if it deserves that second shot. Bonus…
125: Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat)
Jun 24, 2016 • 63 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show Episode 125 of The MV Podcast is all about Hot Hot Heat’s final, self-titled album. We speak with frontman Steve Bays about the record, along with the band’s history and much more. You can grab the album on vinyl…
124: Andrew Cartmel (The Vinyl Detective)
Jun 20, 2016 • 54 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show Episode 124 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our chat with Andrew Cartmel, author of the Vinyl Detective series. The first in the series, titled Written In Dead Wax, was released earlier this year and details…
123: Mitski Rising
Jun 17, 2016 • 75 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The Modern Vinyl Podcast returns with talk on one of 2016’s best records, Mitski’s Puberty 2. We talk accessibility, in comparison to someone like St. Vincent, the many themes at play in the record and much more.…
3 Up/3 Down — Week of June 14th
Jun 14, 2016 • 26 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show We take it down a little this week in order to talk about the recent shootings. We also quickly hit on the closing of two landmark NYC record stores. There is a bit of positivity in the beginning with our “Ups,”…
122: MV Goes To The Movies — Purple Rain
Jun 9, 2016
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show MV Goes To The Movies in episode 122 to discuss Purple Rain. The Prince epic, released in 1984, is melodramatic at times, electric on stage, and still fully entrancing. For iTunes listeners, we have an exclusive…
121: Contra Sans Cheat Code (AOTY So Far)
Jun 2, 2016 • 78 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show We talk mid-year music in the latest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast. We start with top 5 releases, while iTunes listeners also get bonus categories like top songs, honorable mentions and more. And no, none…
120: MV Beach House — Beach Harder
May 27, 2016 • 75 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The MV Beach House opens back up for part 2 of our summer music preview. This time, we’re hitting on big releases like Tegan and Sara and blink-182, along with under-the-radar gems Mitski and Michael Kiwanuka.…
The MV Podcast: The Hotelier — Goodness
May 24, 2016 • 33 min
Chris and James jump on for an MV mini to discuss the new album from The Hotelier, Goodness. They talk the base of Taosim, a potential lack of urgency within the writing and end with their favorite moments. A challenging LP, but one that inspires much…
119: MV Beach House — The New Batch
May 20, 2016 • 59 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show We’re back at the MV Beach House for our summer music preview! We start with talk of the promising: Tiny Moving Parts, Pup, hopefully The Hotelier. And get into the not-so-promising: Saosin, Thrice, hopefully not…
3 Up/3 Down — Good Tom DeLonge
May 17, 2016 • 26 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show In this episode of 3 Up/3 Down, the MV crew discusses Chance The Rapper’s newest (and a side discussion on adult coloring books), a new vinyl subscription program and an album from Posture & The Grizzly. Where To…
118: Music & Loss
May 13, 2016 • 90 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The MV Podcast is all about how me memorialize musicians upon death. Sparked by Prince, but wide-ranging in topics, the discussion covers a writer’s role in this process, the battle between…
117: Mario Gomez-Hall/Charlie Kaplan (Cymbal)
May 6, 2016 • 70 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has Chris talking with a couple of the team members behind Cymbal, an app that helps share your currently loved music. You’ve probably seen Cymbal in action on…
3 Up/3 Down: Smells Like….Teenagers
May 2, 2016 • 52 min
3 Up/3 Down is back with Beach Slang “breaking up,” the theft of record store culture by tech companies and we might talk about the power rangers movie. But you’ll have to get through some blink-182 talk first. This week, we’ll have a chat with a couple…
116: Sean Kirkpatrick (Greater Pyrenees)
Apr 29, 2016 • 72 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us talking to Sean Kirkpatrick, formerly of Colour Revolt and now fronting Greater Pyrenees. The self-titled LP is available on vinyl over at Procrastinate!…
115: A Deluxe Edition Puzzle
Apr 22, 2016 • 67 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast takes on the new album from M83, Junk. We discuss the 5-year gap between albums, along with Chris’ hatred for horns and possibly, the French. Side B is one we…
3 Up/3 Down — I’ll Have A Coke
Apr 19, 2016 • 23 min
3 Up/3 Down returns with talk of RSD lines, the new album from Sturgill Simpson and those who buy records without a turntable. This week, we’ll also have a full review of the new M83 record.
114: Record Store Day Award Show
Apr 15, 2016 • 77 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is our bi-annual RSD Award Show. This has us giving away awards like ”Best Plant Jammer,” “Worthy Of A Flip,” aka best 7”, and many more (my personal favorite? The…
113: Low Budget Space Camp
Apr 8, 2016 • 64 min
JabberJaw Podcast Network Support The Show The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about the new Weezer white album. We talk the transition from Everything Will Be Alright In The End, writing an album full of only love songs and much more.…
112: All Hail Eric Sparrow
Apr 1, 2016 • 62 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about music apps. We hit on the new Discogs app, along with things like Trackstack, The Vinyl District’s newest version and Cymbal. The B-side has us bringing back “Sequelitis” for talk on Postal…
111: 2nd Chance Spin — Even If It Kills Me
Mar 25, 2016 • 60 min
Episode 111 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast introduces a new feature: 2nd Chance Spin. Here, we give another shot to overlooked, underappreciated or simply misunderstood records. Motion City Soundtrack’s (in honor of their culmination) Even If It Kills Me is…
3 Up/3 Down — Testing Tapes
Mar 22, 2016 • 18 min
The newest edition of 3 Up/3 Down features talk on Into It. Over It., Leon Bridges’ live show, tape test pressings and much more. Quick note: Info on that Nina Simone movie I mentioned can be found here. Also Saldana is not African American as I state,…
110: Into It. Over It. — Standards (Roundtable)
Mar 18, 2016 • 60 min
Episode 110 of The MV Podcast is all about Into It. Over It.’s new album, Standards. We talk the album’s presentation of change, attempt to dissect the album title (probably incorrectly) and hit on some favorite tracks. Side B is a new game, where we try…
3 Up/3 Down — It’s A Droid James!
Mar 15, 2016 • 15 min
In this week’s 3 Up/3 Down, we’re talking music from Dowsing and Somos, along with Carly Rae Jepsen’s Fuller House, Star Wars on Record Store Day and much more. So without further ado, here’s our stocks rising and falling for the week in music.
109: Top 5 (Drive-Thru Records)
Mar 11, 2016 • 74 min
Episode 109 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has Chris and Mike listing off their top 5 releases from Drive-Thru Records. From Something Corporate to Steel Train and beyond, the ranking not only takes us on a tour of those releases, but the label history as…
3 Up/3 Down — The Foo Fighters Won’t Leave
Mar 7, 2016 • 15 min
So, we’ve got something cool and new for The Modern Vinyl Podcast. In an effort to work some more news into the show, we’ll be doing a (for now) weekly “3 Up/3 Down” that runs on Monday. This won’t affect the Friday show at all, where you’ll still get…
108: Dog Problems (10-Year Reunion)
Mar 4, 2016 • 81 min
Episode 108 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast kicks off our 10-Year Reunion. All year, we’ll be looking back on 2006 records, along with a slew of guests. First up, Mo Shafeek, production manager for Mondo Music and Death Waltz (and tour manager for a bunch of…
107: Kanye West (Pablo Roundtable)
Feb 26, 2016 • 89 min
Episode 107 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about Life Of Pablo. The new Kanye West record is dissected and debated for an extra long episode, while we finish off with a game of “6 Degrees Of Mark Hoppus.” Timeline 0:38, Housekeeping/Twitter bots 7:55,…
106: Kenny Vasoli (The Starting Line, Vacationer)
Feb 17, 2016 • 53 min
Episode 106 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line and Vacationer. We talk the brand new EP from TSL, Anyways, along with the relationship between his two outfits and we dig into some Starting Line deep cuts. Jabberjaw…
105: Say Anything — I Don’t Think It Is (Roundtable)
Feb 12, 2016 • 60 min
Episode 105 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about Say Anything. The new record, I Don’t Think It Is, is discussed in full, while Pick Your Poison centers around two hated tracks. We eventually do some positive Say Anything talk at the end (also “17…
104: Kevin Tong/Mr. West
Feb 10, 2016 • 89 min
Episode 104 of The MV Podcast is a double header. First up, we have our conversation with artist Kevin Tong, who’s work is a must. Make sure to check out his site, tragicsunshine.com and especially the Unfamiliar Objects and Info-Rama series. The second…
103: Basement — Promise Everything (Roundtable)
Feb 5, 2016 • 66 min
Episode 103 of The MV Podcast dives into Basement’s new record, Promise Everything. Following the roundtable, we introduce a new feature, called Cruel World, which has us taking songs that “should of been huge” and dissecting their failure. Jabberjaw…
102: Top 5 (Fueled By Ramen)
Jan 29, 2016 • 75 min
Episode 102 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has Chris and Mike talking their top 5 releases from the Fueled By Ramen catalog. From Gym Class Heroes to MV favorite, Razia’s Shadow, we debate, attack each other personally and at times, even agree on which…
101: Andrew Schartmann (33 1/3 Series)
Jan 25, 2016 • 47 min
Episode 101 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features author Andrew Schartmann, who penned the 33 1/3 series book on Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Brothers soundtrack. A short, yet impactful work, we discuss the soundtrack in depth, along with Kondo’s limitations…
100: Revisiting The Smiths (Meat Is Murder)
Jan 21, 2016 • 81 min
Episode 100! Enjoy the flashback at the beginning of the episode, along with the second installment of Revisiting The Smiths. On Side B we bring back Quickfire, while touching on tracks from The Starting Line, Slingshot Dakota, Explosions In The Sky and…
099: Sam Means
Jan 14, 2016 • 64 min
The newest episode of The MV Podcast features our conversation with Sam Means. Means, formerly of The Format, has a new solo record coming out on January 22nd, titled 10 Songs. We do a deep dive on the record, along with some Hello Merch talk and at the…
098: Slow and Steady
Jan 12, 2016 • 64 min
The newest episode of The MV Podcast features our chat with Slow and Steady, the musical moniker of Jacob Lawter. Lawter recently took part in a 4-way split that we hit on in the beginning of the episode, while we eventually talk his recent full length,…
097: Up or Down
Dec 30, 2015 • 79 min
The newest episode of The MV Podcast (and our last of 2015) has us taking the “Up” or “Down” on concepts and artists from the year past. We also talk about improving the podcast in 2016, “Karma Points” and not going insane next year. Coming up we continue…
096: All-Listener (Holidays 2015)
Dec 22, 2015 • 50 min
This one’s special. For the first time, we let listeners of The MV Podcast on the show, in order to talk favorite holiday records, holiday traditions and so much more. We’ll be doing this again around Valentine’s Day so you’ll have more chances to get…
095: 2016 Predictions
Dec 18, 2015 • 53 min
Part 2 of our year-end recap highlights some of our predictions for 2016. We start with talk on 10-year tours and pressings, while talking about cassette tapes, Cymbal and some bands on the rise. Coming up we have our holiday All-Listener podcast and a…
094: Best of 2015 (The Moments)
Dec 18, 2015 • 57 min
To start off our year-end celebration we’ve got Chris, James and guest host Scott detailing their top music moments of 2015. From personal accomplishments, to live shows, to specific tracks that knocked us out, 2015 was an eventful one. The episode closes…
093: Josh Coll (Foxing)
Dec 14, 2015 • 64 min
The newest episode of The MV Podcast features our interview with Josh Coll, lyricist and bassist for Foxing. Coll opens up on the process behind writing new record, Dealer, while taking some time to answer Twitter questions. Coming up we have our year-end…
092: We Missed It! The Front Bottoms
Dec 11, 2015 • 69 min
The newest episode of The MV Podcast has us focused on the 2015 release from The Front Bottoms, Back On Top. We missed it back in September at initial release, so we decided to make up for it as we wrap up 2015. We introduce a new B-side at the 55 minute…
091: Black Friday 2015 Award Show
Nov 25, 2015 • 75 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our famed RSD Award Show, this time focusing on Black Friday 2015. We talk things like our Top 3 Grabs, the “Biggest Plant Jammer” and my favorite: “The Don Giovanni Tribute Award.” The back half of…
090: Chris Brown Vol. 3 (Black Friday 2015)
Nov 25, 2015 • 61 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is yet another great conversation with Chris Brown. Brown, who works with Bull Moose, and who was a primary figure in the creation of Record Store Day, talks Black Friday 2015 and indie stores. Stick around…
089: Greta Morgan
Nov 23, 2015 • 51 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our chat with Greta Morgan. Morgan’s newest project is Springtime Carnivore, but you may know her from bands like Gold Motel and The Hush Sound. Coming up we’ll have our Black Friday 2015 coverage,…
088: Songs About Love
Nov 20, 2015 • 70 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us talking our favorite love songs and the self-titled record from The Smiths. The back half is especially noteworthy as The Smiths are the newest subject of our Revisiting series. Coming up we have our…
087: Julien Baker
Nov 16, 2015 • 58 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our chat with Julien Baker, who recently released her debut full length album through 6131 Records. You can grab the record now, which is available on three vinyl variants. It’s very much worth it.…
086: Songs About Death
Nov 11, 2015 • 65 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast continues our ode to High Fidelity, with our top 5 songs about death. Prepare to be bummed out people. We play some great music from Foxing, Michael Nau and Night Of Joy, while finishing up with some much…
085: MV Goes To The Movies — Inside Llewyn Davis
Nov 3, 2015 • 70 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our discussion on the Coen Brothers’ 2013 film, Inside Llewyn Davis. Find the film, find the soundtrack, it’s all worth it. Today’s artwork is by Zach Behm. Note: Some required and supplemental…
084: Side 1, Track 1
Oct 30, 2015 • 76 min
This week’s episode is highlighted by our ode to High Fidelity, as we’ll be doing “Top 5s” over the next month. We start, of course, with “Side 1, Track 1.” We also do a roundtable discussion on the new release from Chris Walla, titled Tape Loops. Current…
Random Pull 009: Bob Dylan — Knocked Out Loaded/Dylan & The Dead
Oct 26, 2015 • 26 min
The newest episode of Random Pull has Alan and Matt continuing the Dylan In The ’80s series, hitting on both 1986’s Knocked Out Loaded and 1989’s Dylan & The Dead. Random Pull will relaunch as its own podcast on November 27th (aka Black Friday), with a…
083: Some Pretty Random Tangents On Tape
Oct 23, 2015 • 70 min
Our episode today centers on the new full length album from Beach Slang, titled The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us, which is being released by Polyvinyl Record Company on October 30th. We also talk Cassette Store Day and the cassette scene.…
Random Pull 008: Bob Dylan — Empire Burlesque (Dylan In The ’80s)
Oct 21, 2015 • 14 min
The newest episode of Random Pull has Alan and Matt continuing the Dylan In The ’80s series, hitting on the 1985 release, Empire Burlesque. The series will continue in the coming days with both Knocked Out Loaded and Dylan & The Dead. Want to sponsor the…
082: Julia Holter — Have You In My Wilderness (Roundtable)
Oct 16, 2015 • 81 min
What is this sorcery! A podcast with Chris, James and Mike! Wipe the tears away to press play on a new episode that starts with vinyl news, contains a roundtable discussion of Julia Holter’s new album, and features music from Julien Baker (buy that new…
081: MondoCon 2015 Recap
Oct 12, 2015 • 46 min
Our newest episode finishes Zach Behm’s residency on the pod, wrapping up our time in Austin for MondoCon 2015. We talk the panels, the con environment and give some MV shoutouts. Most of the time, though, it just sounds like I’m going to pass out. Where…
080: The World Is A Beautiful Place — Harmlessness
Oct 11, 2015 • 60 min
The new episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast focuses on the new full length album from The World Is A Beautiful Place, titled Harmlessness. We do our best to dig into a dense, dense record, complete with themes of mortality, mental health and so much more.…
079: MondoCon 2015 Preview
Oct 1, 2015 • 37 min
This time around I’m joined by Zach Behm in a preview of MondoCon 2015. We’ll both be heading to Austin (he to cover, I to cover/moderate) this week and talked about what we’re excited for, how much money we plan on spending and why exactly I sleep in a…
078: Chvrches — Every Open Eye (Roundtable)
Sep 29, 2015 • 79 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our roundtable discussion of Chvrches’ full length album, Every Open Eye. MV Writer Jim Hanke joins in on the fun for his first podcast appearance. We start out the show with a news wrap-up,…
077: Bryan C. Parker (33 1/3 Series)
Sep 28, 2015 • 66 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features a chat with Bryan C. Parker, a new addition to the 33 1/3 series. The author recently released a book centered around the self-titled record from Beat Happening and we talk everything regarding that…
Random Pull 007: Bob Dylan — Real Live (Dylan In The ’80s)
Sep 25, 2015 • 22 min
The newest episode of Random Pull has Alan and Matt continuing the Dylan In The ’80s series, hitting on the live record, Real Live. Really loving this series and hope the listeners are too. Want to sponsor the podcast? If you’d like to sponsor the…
076: Ben Folds — So There (Roundtable)
Sep 21, 2015 • 70 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us taking a look at the new album from Ben Folds, titled So There. We discuss the structure of the record, our personal introductions to Ben Folds’ music and so much more. On Side B, we jump into 6…
075: Revisiting Kanye (Yeezus)
Sep 11, 2015 • 108 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us finishing up the Revisiting Kanye series with his latest full length, Yeezus. We talk the minimalistic treatment, along with his collaboration with Rick Rubin, and the greatness that is “Blood On The…
074: Not Sponsored By Buffalo Wild Wings
Aug 30, 2015 • 74 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us talking Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album, Emotion (I refuse to do the weird punctuation), and hitting on our top summer music. We discuss Jepsen’s inability to write a truly personal track, the empowerment…
073: Revisiting Kanye (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)
Aug 24, 2015 • 78 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast continues our Revisiting Kanye series, this time hitting on his 2010 release, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. We touch on favorite tracks, the use of Bon Iver and how exactly Mr. West approaches sex this…
072: Craig Wedren (Wet Hot American Summer)
Aug 14, 2015 • 65 min
The Modern Vinyl Podcast returns this week as we recently spoke with Craig Wedren, composer for the new Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Netflix series, as well as the original film. Besides just being able to geek out with him over one of my…
Random Pull 006: Bob Dylan — Infidels (Dylan In The ’80s)
Aug 13, 2015 • 23 min
The Random Pull crew is back and continuing their “Dylan In The ’80s” project, discussing the 1983 release Infidels. They go through the majority of the album, hitting on “Jokerman,” the standout track, and how this LP ends up being a marked improvement…
071: Mixtape #3
Aug 7, 2015 • 64 min
The mixtape returns for episode 71 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, featuring the likes of The World Is A Beautiful Place, Pure Bathing Culture and Kevin Devine, among many more. Can’t tell you how proud I am of this one, from top to bottom, and we’ve got…
070: Tinder Tales (TT)
Aug 3, 2015 • 98 min
Welcome back to The Modern Vinyl Podcast! It’s been a minute (I think….right? It’s summer, I’ve lost it by now). Today’s episode is of the “feelings” variety, so in other words, we just talk. No set “sides” or topics. Instead, drop in on us as we catch up…
Random Pull 005: Bob Dylan — Saved/Shot Of Love
Jul 24, 2015 • 40 min
If you’re unaware, the Random Pull episodes of The Modern Vinyl Podcast are a little different [1. Random Pull will eventually be morphed into its own podcast…more on that in the coming months]. Different hosts — MV writer Alan Miller and Matt…
069: Revisiting Kanye (808s & Heartbreak)
Jul 15, 2015 • 88 min
This week’s episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is part 4 in our Revisiting Kanye series. This time, we take on the career left turn of 808s & Heartbreak, at first somewhat seen as an autotune gimmick, but a record whose treasures lie beneath that initial…
068: JC Chamboredon (Milan Records)
Jul 10, 2015 • 59 min
In the newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, we’re sitting down with JC Chamboredon, label head over at Milan Records. If you’re unaware, Milan has grabbed headlines in 2015 by teaming up with director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives)…
067: Mark Garza (Funeral Sounds)
Jul 8, 2015 • 49 min
This week on the Modern Vinyl Podcast (and in James’ first solo interview), we have Mark Garza, owner and operator of Funeral Sounds, a Texas-based record label, music blog and zine. James and Mark talk the multifaceted project’s origins, present and…
066: Sparrow Sleeps
Jul 6, 2015 • 54 min
The Modern Vinyl Podcast invites the guys behind Sparrow Sleeps to the program for our newest episode. They talk the beginnings of Sparrow Sleeps, working with bands on their beauty sleep sound conversion and what actually makes for a good lullaby. Coming…
065: Can You Hear Me?
Jun 30, 2015 • 75 min
This week on The Modern Vinyl Podcast we talk the new album from Desaparecidos, titled Payola. We go deep into the different forms of activism present in today’s world and if this, as a protest record, properly address these avenues. We also talk about…
064: The MV FUNeral
Jun 24, 2015 • 78 min
This week, the usual Modern Vinyl crew returns to discuss vinyl gadgets. We look at products like vinyl eyewear, a Kickstarter for just records and your personal record cutter, while attempting to determine their viability. And yes, we do look at the…
063: Waxing Comedic
Jun 18, 2015 • 66 min
On today’s episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast we talk comedy! Comedy on our namesake format to be more specific. Both James Shotwell (Under The Gun, Antique Records) and Dan Schlissel (Stand Up! Records) join me to talk the stand-up genre, detailing how…
062: Jay Shaw
Jun 8, 2015 • 68 min
We spoke to artist Jay Shaw for our newest episode of the podcast, who’s contributed LP artwork for releases such as John Carpenter’s Lost Themes, Waxwork’s Friday The 13th, Mondo’s Looper, and much, much more. Coming up, we have a podcast about stand-up…
061: MV Goes To The Movies — That Thing You Do!
Jun 3, 2015 • 75 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast takes on the Tom Hanks-directed film, That Thing You Do!, or really, we just kinda gush about how great it is. After about 20 minutes of screwing around, we talk the Erie-connections in the film, the live…
060: Scented Entourage Vinyl
May 31, 2015 • 94 min
The Modern Vinyl Podcast is back for a soundtrack spectacular featuring guests Ray Harkins (100 Words Or Less Podcast) and Zach Behm (MV’s Movie Man and Illustrator). We talk the current soundtrack trends, what actually deserves to be on vinyl and what’s…
059: Redg Weeks (Invada Records)
May 28, 2015 • 64 min
For the newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, we spoke with Redg Weeks, label manager of Invada Records. We chat about their upcoming Nightcrawler release, in which he unveils for the first time the packaging artist, their Cliff Martinez releases…
058: Waxwork Records
May 21, 2015 • 69 min
Our newest podcast features a long chat with the great people over at Waxwork Records, Kevin Bergeron and Suzy Soto. We talk their beginnings in horror, how they go about making sure Waxwork products sound excellent and at the end, we get updates on…
057: Glen Parachuting Into Vietnam
May 18, 2015 • 63 min
Welcome lovers of Glen Bishop (and the other, minor Mad Men characters) to our Mad Men finale podcast. I’m joined this time around by David Fisch, MV staffer and member of LA Music Blog, and Jacob Lawter, better known by his music moniker of Slow and…
056: MV Beach House (Part 2)
May 18, 2015 • 72 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast takes us back to the MV Beach House for part 2 of our summer preview. Here, we talk about some “under the radar” albums, including new work from Anthony Raneri, Soak, Citizen and much, much more. Deanna…
055: MV Beach House (Part 1)
May 14, 2015 • 93 min
Welcome to the MV BEACH HOUSE! We’re kicking off our summer music preview with discussion on the upcoming albums from Joanna Gruesome, Nate Ruess, Frank Ocean and The Desaparecidos, while also introducing audiences to Leon Bridges and a little band called…
054: Revisiting Kanye (Graduation)
May 5, 2015 • 81 min
We’re going back to the Revisiting Kanye series for our newest podcast episode, in which we discuss Graduation. An album that sounds this big couldn’t also be this introspective…..right? It’s Mike’s favorite album. Is it yours? We also do some Quickfire…
053: Record Store Day (2015) Spectacular
Apr 23, 2015 • 97 min
Correction! So, starting around 27 minutes, we have a conversation about RSD stock being non-refundable. Well, as it turns out, vinyl is generally non-refundable all the time at indies. Not sure why this fact slipped past me. Perhaps RSD stock should…
052: The Box Tiger
Apr 21, 2015 • 76 min
The Modern Vinyl Podcast is back for a new episode in which we talk with all four members of indie rock outfit, The Box Tiger. If you’ve never given the band a try, seek out the full length album, Set Fire, along with their brand new song, “Fire Walk With…
051: Small Stores and RSD
Apr 15, 2015 • 57 min
In this episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, we talked to Matt Pfefferkorn, of Mellow Matt’s Music and More, an indie record store, about Record Store Day and how the event is as a small store. Alan Miller, MV writer joins us, as both guests are part of…
050: A Detailed Breakdown of The NCAA Tournament
Apr 8, 2015 • 80 min
The Modern Vinyl Podcast is back for EPISODE 50! We talk about Death Cab For Cutie’s new record, Kintsugi, in our newest roundtable, while also doing a round of Quickfire and 6 Degrees of Mark Hoppus. It’s a jam packed episode. Music this time around…
049: Chris Brown Returns (Record Store Day 2015)
Apr 7, 2015 • 80 min
Note: My end sounds like junk during the Chris Brown interview. It was simply an oversight in the recording process. It was fixed for the next episode. My apologies. For the newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast I spoke with Chris Brown of Bull…
048: Revisiting Kanye — Late Registration
Mar 26, 2015 • 88 min
Subscribe on iTunes The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is our second installment of the Revisiting Kanye series, as this time we talk Late Registration. We discuss the subject material in his sophomore release, along with favorite tracks and…
The MV Podcast: Tour of NYC (Bonus Episode)
Mar 17, 2015 • 48 min
Subscribe on iTunes We’ve got one more NYC-based episode to share with everyone. This time, we were out for some food and decided, what the hell, we’re talking about music anyways, let’s just record something. We talk about, of course, blink-182 and Brand…
047: Live At Union Hall
Mar 16, 2015 • 57 min
Subscribe on iTunes Photo by Meghin Moore Finally, we can unveil our Live At Union Hall episode and as I say in the intro, we couldn’t be more thrilled with how it came out. Thanks to everyone who attended and to those who couldn’t make it, we held our…
046: Brent Lakes (Broken Circles Records)
Mar 13, 2015 • 68 min
Subscribe on iTunes Welcome back to The Modern Vinyl Podcast! We’ve been on a little hiatus as we’ve traveled to NYC and recorded a few episodes, so they’ll finally start to come out. This episode has us talking with Brent Lakes, who runs Broken Circles…
Random Pull 004: Bob Dylan — Oh Mercy
Mar 11, 2015 • 21 min
On this episode, MV writer Alan Miller, Lee Matthew of the band Sleeper Agent and Matt Pfefforkorn of Mellow Matt’s Music and More discuss Bob Dylan’s 1989 album Oh Mercy, as well as the New Basement Tapes project and documentary.
044: Michael Jordan’s The Steak House
Feb 28, 2015 • 73 min
Buy your tickets to our live show now! Subscribe on iTunes We haven’t really posted just a general news episode in a while, so we decided to talk about the upcoming albums from Death Cab and Nate Ruess, along with the pressing of The Hotelier’s first…
043: John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday)
Feb 24, 2015 • 61 min
Buy your tickets to our live show now! Subscribe on iTunes The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features a talk with John Nolan, of Taking Back Sunday and Straylight Run. Currently, he has a Pledge Music campaign running for the recording of his…
042: You Just Got Kanye’d
Feb 19, 2015 • 71 min
Buy your tickets to our live show now! Subscribe on iTunes The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast focuses on Hyperview, the brand new album from Title Fight. Certainly split on this one and the new influences the band has been working in. We also…
Random Pull 003: The Velvet Underground — Loaded
Feb 19, 2015 • 20 min
Buy your tickets to our live show now! Subscribe on iTunes On this episode, MV writer Alan Miller, Lee Matthew of the band Sleeper Agent and Matt Pfefforkorn of Mellow Matt’s Music and More discuss Lou Reed, John Cale, and the music of The Velvet…
041: Justin Ishmael (Mondo)
Feb 13, 2015 • 66 min
Buy your tickets to our live show now! Subscribe on iTunes So excited about this one. We were able to interview Justin Ishmael, creative director of Mondo, for about an hour, with topics ranging from his childhood and entry into pop culture, to some…
040: MV Goes To The Movies — Oscars 2015
Feb 12, 2015 • 49 min
Buy your tickets to our live show now! The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features the first appearance of MV Writer, Zach Behm. We talk about this year’s edition of the Oscars, along with our “Top 10” lists of 2014 and what’s coming out this…
Random Pull 002: Metallica — Ride The Lightning
Feb 9, 2015 • 19 min
Ride the Lightning was a pivotal album for many teens in the mid 80s. It captures a more refined sound than Metallica’s previous album, Kill Em All, while still unleashing the speed and power that thrash metal was known for at the time. On this episode,…
039: Revisiting Kanye — The College Dropout
Feb 5, 2015 • 79 min
Buy your tickets to our live show now! The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is the first step in our Revisiting Kanye project, which of course has us beginning with The College Dropout. We dig way deep into the record, along with what his…
038: Yellowbirddd/Grimes Feb. 2015
Feb 3, 2015 • 67 min
Buy your tickets to our live show now! The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is a double header. In the first half, we talk to Liam McCormack, aka Yellowbirddd about his newest full length album, Centinela. Couldn’t recommend that album enough…
Random Pull 001: Thin Lizzy — Rocker
Feb 2, 2015 • 10 min
I’ll try not to repeat myself too much, considering I explain this new addition to The Modern Vinyl Podcast in the intro, but long story short: We’re taking the previously print Random Pull feature (which we also bust out in the full podcast episodes…
MV Podcast, Washed Up Emo going live
Jan 30, 2015 • 7 min
Big news! This March, The Modern Vinyl Podcast is going live and is teaming up with the Washed Up Emo Podcast for a double bill at Brooklyn’s Union Hall. We’ll both be doing our shows with some cool live twists, the further details of which we’ll be…
037: Sleater-Kinney = Hot Hot Heat
Jan 28, 2015 • 62 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast focuses on the comeback album from Sleater-Kinney, No Cities To Love. Stick around for our specific talk on what’s going on lyrically, along with what song reminds James of the movie Freaky Friday. For our…
036: MV Goes To The Movies — Walk Hard
Jan 15, 2015 • 56 min
Subscribe on iTunes Illustration by Zach Behm (@aqua_boogie) Our first ever “MV Goes To The Movies” is honoring the great John C. Reilly vehicle, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. We begin the discussion by asking why exactly this film wasn’t a hit, while…
035: Millennium’s Got Layers (MV Mailbox Edition)
Jan 15, 2015 • 28 min
Subscribe on iTunes The Modern Vinyl Podcast has returned with Episode 35, a mini episode dealing with reader questions. We hit on the correct way to ship vinyl, what ridiculous Record Store Day releases we think will happen and how we all met in the…
034: D’Angelo & The Vanguard — Black Messiah (Roundtable)
Jan 7, 2015 • 76 min
Subscribe on iTunes The Modern Vinyl Podcast is back and this time our centerpiece is a deep dive into the new album from D’Angelo & The Vanguard. We run the gamut (between the 3 of us) on just how much experience we’ve had with D’Angelo in the past, but…
033 1/3: A Baskin Robbins Holiday Film
Dec 18, 2014 • 72 min
Subscribe on iTunes Our last podcast of 2014 is a doozy. As in it has little to no structure and we talk primarily about Vin Diesel and Limp Bizkit. We do hit on our Christmas traditions, answer a bunch of reader questions and play another track off our…
033: Predicting 2015
Dec 12, 2014 • 73 min
Subscribe on iTunes Why is this episode covered in Trent Reznor impressions? I have no idea, but we laughed a bunch about it. This episode is actually about us predicting what’s to come in 2015, including how exactly we’ll digest a new Brand New record,…
032: The Moments of 2014
Dec 8, 2014 • 59 min
Subscribe on iTunes The Modern Vinyl Podcast and the usual crew are back with another episode, this time highlighting the musical moments that made 2014 special to them. We start off the conversation in an obvious place, The Hotelier, while then drifting…
031: Black Friday 2014 with Chris Brown
Nov 25, 2014 • 69 min
Subscribe on iTunes To get you fully prepared for the Black Friday celebration, I spoke with Chris Brown of Bull Moose to give you the complete rundown. We talked about highlights of this year’s releases, the highly anticipated Guardians of The Galaxy…
030: Copeland — Ixora (Roundtable)
Nov 21, 2014 • 52 min
Subscribe on iTunes For this week’s episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast we talked the new album from Copeland, titled Ixora. We did all fall on one side, but I think you’ll still be interested in the lyrical themes we pulled out, how we compare it to the…
029: A Sexy Top Gun Jam
Nov 15, 2014 • 61 min
Subscribe on iTunes For this week’s episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast we talk vinyl subscription services and if they’re actually worth the monthly fee. Talk begins with services like Vinyl Me, Please, while also touching on Turntable Kitchen, FeedBands…
028: Perfect LP — The Early November
Nov 7, 2014 • 58 min
We did it. The (early November) Early November appreciation episode is here in all its timely and slightly cheesy glory. Me and Michael Escanuelas take this moment to honor the emo-rock group and construct a Perfect LP for all to enjoy, which includes…
027: Dave Amcher of Spacelab9
Nov 3, 2014 • 47 min
Subscribe on iTunes For the newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast we had the honor of speaking with Dave Amcher, who heads up Spacelab9, a pop culture record label that’s released items such as the Breaking Bad score and more recently, the score to…
026: 1st Annual Black Friday Award Show
Oct 29, 2014 • 69 min
Subscribe on iTunes We really should have worn tuxedos for this episode, as it was our first annual Black Friday Award Show, with such classics as “Picture Disc Actual Effort Was Put Into” and “Biggest Headscratcher,” along with more positive fare like…
025: Jon Loudon (Restorations)
Oct 22, 2014 • 51 min
Our newest episode features a chat with Jon Loudon, guitarist and vocalist for rock band and SideOneDummy roster member, Restorations. The band is set to release their upcoming full length album, titled LP3, on October 28th, and SideOne is currently…
024: Two Different Apples
Oct 18, 2014 • 80 min
We’re back! The usual suspects start off with a roundtable discussion on the new Weezer album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, while we then delve into the greatness (or lack of) of the Punk Goes series. Stick around for some Pick Your Poison,…
023: Chris Farren
Oct 6, 2014 • 58 min
Our latest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us talking with Chris Farren of Fake Problems, the new Antarctigo Vespucci and a slew of other projects. Antarctigo Vespucci, in particular, is in high gear right now and you can pick up their debut 12”…
022: A Garden State Themed Wedding
Oct 4, 2014 • 43 min
It’s back to the typical music talk this week, with discussions on the two big topics: Urban Outfitters and stagediving. But, to tell you the truth, we really don’t spend too much time on that. Most of our talk is centered around the beginnings of Black…
021: Mixtape #2
Oct 1, 2014 • 58 min
Subscribe on iTunes Really proud of this second mixtape episode and the first where all three of us have been involved. You can kinda see each of our influences, from Mike’s Terra Alive pick (old school Gym Class Heroes), James’ underground selections of…
020: Jesus Is Hanging In There
Sep 24, 2014 • 86 min
So apparently my mic cable is toast. A couple weeks ago, during my recent move, I kinda destroyed the USB that goes into my Blue Yeti microphone. And that’s why my end sounds like shit, so apologies to all including my co-hosts. It’s not too bad but it…
019: James Shotwell (Antique Records)
Sep 15, 2014 • 69 min
Subscribe on iTunes James Shotwell (Antique Records, Under The Gun Review, Haulix) joined us for episode 19 as we talked about the economics and success of his record label, along with what they have planned for the future. In the end, we had three new…
018: Fall Preview — Part 2
Sep 13, 2014 • 66 min
Subscribe on iTunes Our 18th episode is also Part 2 of our Fall Music Preview, which features some “under the radar” albums and EPs we’re looking forward to. Taylor Swift has been replaced by Single Mothers, Foo Fighters have been replaced by Free Throw…
017: Fall Preview — Part 1
Sep 5, 2014 • 99 min
Subscribe on iTunes We’ve got the first section of our fall preview for you today, highlighting the major releases we’ve got our eyes on. From the big Beatles mono reissues, to Taylor Swift’s new album (and truly, everything in between), we hit on 12 in…
016: Sizzler!
Aug 16, 2014 • 78 min
Subscribe on iTunes The Modern Vinyl Podcast is back with episode 16 and this time around we’re talking vinyl reissues. With Brand New, My Chemical Romance and even classic acts like The Beach Boys getting in on the game, it was important to discuss what…
015: Acrophobia
Aug 5, 2014 • 65 min
Subscribe on iTunes Episode 15 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us tackling the most important of questions. Why is Mike’s favorite doughnut just the plain glaze? Why am I so afraid of rollercoasters? And what the hell is happening with James in the…
014: I’m Creeping Your Way
Jul 31, 2014 • 92 min
Subscribe on iTunes We’re back with episode 14 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast and we’ve got our longest episode to date. We start with a discussion on Warped Tour 2014 and where we think the tour is at during recent years, while then jumping into a…
013: We Will Find The Dubstep
Jul 17, 2014 • 56 min
Subscribe on iTunes We’re back with episode 13 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast and this time it’s highlighted by the debut full length album from Bleachers, Strange Desire. We have a roundtable discussion on the record, our second instance of this segment,…
012: These Are Dark Times
Jul 14, 2014 • 72 min
Subscribe on iTunes Despite the episode’s title, we’ve got another fun installment of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, as we cover topics like the new Aaron West album and Urban Outfitter’s reputation amongst record collectors. Stick around for music from Dads,…
011: Julio Anta of The Native Sound
Jul 5, 2014 • 50 min
Subscribe on iTunes With The Native Sound approaching its 1-year anniversary, it was the perfect time for a chat with Julio Anta, friend of the site and the label’s founder. Sporting releases from the likes of John Vanderslice and Koji, along with…
010: Best of 2014 (So Far)
Jul 2, 2014 • 74 min
Subscribe on iTunes We’re in the double digits! And for the tenth episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast we’re talking primarily about the Best of 2014 at the mid-year mark. We talk best albums, vinyl packaging and most disappointing music, while also…
009: Mixtape #1
Jun 28, 2014 • 53 min
Subscribe on iTunes The Modern Vinyl Podcast is back with its ninth episode and its first of the “Mixtape” variety. Furthering our commitment to the music portion of the music industry, we’ve got 10 tracks for you guys today, along with a summer theme and…
008: No Guitars Allowed
Jun 11, 2014 • 60 min
Subscribe on iTunes The eighth episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is a dandy, as we talk about the new album from Say Anything, Hebrews. James Cassar and Modern Vinyl contributor Michael Escanuelas join me in the roundtable, as we discuss if the “no…
007: Jeffrey Silverstein & Chris Muccioli of Singles Club
Jun 5, 2014 • 65 min
Subscribe on iTunes For our seventh episode, we talked with Jeffrey Silverstein and Chris Muccioli of Singles Club, a really interesting 7” subscription series that impressed me both with their choice of artists and with their digital journal component,…
006: Summer Preview Part Deux
May 29, 2014 • 62 min
Subscribe on iTunes The Modern Vinyl podcast is back for its sixth episode, where we tackle the second half of our summer preview. This time around, we’re hitting on major releases from the likes of Anberlin and Bleachers, while filling in the gaps with…
005: Their Wedding
May 22, 2014 • 38 min
Subscribe on iTunes The Modern Vinyl Podcast is back for episode number 5, as I talked with Their Wedding about their upcoming EP, titled Wine. The EP, to be released through True Grit Records on June 3rd, is a big step forward for the indie rock…
004: This Disaster
May 18, 2014 • 28 min
Subscribe on iTunes The Modern Vinyl podcast is back for its fourth episode and its first of the “mini” variety. We wanted to talk about the issues regarding “band approved” vinyl, in relation to issues with Cartel, Mars Volta and Straylight Run vinyl…
003: Whipped Cream & Other Delights
May 14, 2014 • 62 min
Subscribe on iTunes The Modern Vinyl podcast is back for its third episode, with a discussion of the first couple months of summer and what exactly that will bring music-wise. We talk about releases from Coldplay, Conor Oberst and Say Anything, among many…
The MV Podcast: Episode 2
May 4, 2014 • 57 min
Subscribe on iTunes The Modern Vinyl podcast is back for its second episode and this week we’re talking about the rising prices of soundtrack releases, along with tackling some weekly news highlights and taking reader questions. Stick around for me…
The MV Podcast: Episode 1
Apr 20, 2014 • 56 min
Subscribe on iTunes Chris here: In honor of Record Store Day and the immense amount of support offered up by the MV readers (seriously, we broke every traffic record we had this past week), we’re proud to unveil “The MV Podcast,” another new feature I…